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Is it normal for ankle to swell years after fracture

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Leeson
General Practice 5 years experience
See your doctor : Based on your question, you should go back to see your doctor to be sure the fracture healed properly. Also it’s important to note if you followed the... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Maybe: If you have developed arthritis it will hurt. If the pain is constant i would have the ankle examined.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: No, i would not say it is normal and there are multiple potential causes. Some talus fractures heal uneventfully, others have serious long term seque... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Post Fracture: Did you have surgery? If so, it's likely from the hardware. If not its possible arthritis or tendonitis causing the crack. See you doctor about this... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
If your healing process is not proceeding as planned, it is appropriate to contact your orthopedic surgeon and get this re-evaluated. In some cases C... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I would have : The foot re xrayed and see how the metatarsals look. I would consider an elastic ankle support for the ankle swelling. 4 metatarsals at one time is a ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: Your ankle needs to be re-examined and evaluated since those are not normal.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Common: This is common after such surgery. You may continue to have swelling for several months, particularly after activity. Using a compression stocking o... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert D'Angelantonio
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Any fracture takes normally 6 to 8 weeks to heal. Residual fracture swelling happens for at least a year so yes this is normal. Give it some time.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Hard to say: It does suggest that you have something " wrong" with your ankle. Perhaps in the same injury in which you injured your knee your ankle was also injur... Read More

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